Romans 5:1-5
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us-they help us learn to endure. 4 And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation. 5 And this expectation will not disappoint us. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

There is a two sided reality of the Christian life. On the one hand, we are complete in Christ (our acceptance with Him is secure). On the other hand, we are growing in Christ (we are becoming more like Him). At one and the same time we have the status of kings and the duties of slaves. We feel both the presence of Christ and the pressure to sin.  We enjoy the peace that comes from being made right with God, but we still face daily problems that often help us grow. If we remember the two sides of the Christian life, we will not grow discouraged when face temptations and problems.  Instead learn to depend on the power of Christ within you.  The more of Him in you, the less of you in your life decisions and you will be living in the safety of His will.

Have a God Day!